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Fair Continues On; Rides Shut Down As Investigation Continues

Angels Camp, Ca– An investigation continues today between the Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department and OSHA to determine what caused a carnival ride to collapse at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.

According to Sgt. Dave Seawell with the Sheriff´s Department 23 people were injured when the “YoYo” ride malfunctioned on Friday evening shortly after six o´clock. Seawell says the three that suffered the most severe injuries were females, and airlifted to hospitals out of the area.

A 12-year-old girl was reportedly flown to UC Davis Medical Center, a 14-year-old was taken to Memorial North Hospital in Modesto and a 20-year-old was transported to Doctors Hospital in Modesto.

The conditions are currently not available, but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Seawell says all of the carnival rides on the grounds will likely continue to be closed down for the remainder of the fair, but all other activities and entertainment will run as scheduled. Officials with the Calaveras County Fair were unavailable for comment this morning.

Written by BJ Hansen